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If you follow any tech or business sites lately you should have heard about a newly discovered computer bug by the name Heartbleed.

If you follow any tech or business sites lately you should have heard about a newly discovered computer bug by the name Heartbleed.

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#heartbleed  #tech  #security 
parislemon:

Ready player one. (at Google New York)

parislemon:

Ready player one. (at Google New York)

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"Once this hypothetical machine was built, “it could take you from ground to orbit with a net of basically zero energy."
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thisistheverge:

Building blocks: how Project Ara is reinventing the smartphone
A handful of Google engineers and designers are building a phone the DARPA way

thisistheverge:

Building blocks: how Project Ara is reinventing the smartphone
A handful of Google engineers and designers are building a phone the DARPA way

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wired:

Twitter just agreed to buy its long-time partner Gnip, a data company that anaylizes and sells Twitter data to a host of third parties companies. Gnip is the largest provider of social data in the world.
In its announcement, Twitter’s VP of Global Business Development and Platform Jana Messerschmidt writes:

Public Tweets can reveal a wide variety of insights — so much so that academic institutions, journalists, marketers, brands, politicians and developers regularly use aggregated Twitter data to spot trends, analyze sentiment, find breaking news, connect with customers and much more.

It is true that Twitter has become a powerful tool for social science researchers and journalists, but ultimately this move will help Twitter make its fire hose of data more palatable to Fortune 500 companies. The bottom line down the road is that Twitter needs to continue to find ways to monetize, and data about what we like, what shows we watch, where we are, how old we are, if we have dogs, what time we go to bed, etc. etc. is incredibly valuable to brands who want to target ads to us. They will pay handsomely for it. And now, they will pay Twitter directly.
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wired:

Twitter just agreed to buy its long-time partner Gnip, a data company that anaylizes and sells Twitter data to a host of third parties companies. Gnip is the largest provider of social data in the world.

In its announcement, Twitter’s VP of Global Business Development and Platform Jana Messerschmidt writes:

Public Tweets can reveal a wide variety of insights — so much so that academic institutions, journalists, marketers, brands, politicians and developers regularly use aggregated Twitter data to spot trends, analyze sentiment, find breaking news, connect with customers and much more.

It is true that Twitter has become a powerful tool for social science researchers and journalists, but ultimately this move will help Twitter make its fire hose of data more palatable to Fortune 500 companies. The bottom line down the road is that Twitter needs to continue to find ways to monetize, and data about what we like, what shows we watch, where we are, how old we are, if we have dogs, what time we go to bed, etc. etc. is incredibly valuable to brands who want to target ads to us. They will pay handsomely for it. And now, they will pay Twitter directly.

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(Source: Wired)

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pixalry:

Star Wars Fighter Illustrations - Created by Media Graffiti Studio

These custom illustrations are available for sale on Etsy.

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prostheticknowledge:

Quixter

First-to-market biometric payment system scans your hand of it’s vein layout to identify the customer and their account.

To those unfamiliar with vein biometrics, the way your veins are structured around your body are more unique than a fingerprint, therefore considered a far more accurate form of personal identification - video from the University of Lund, Sweden below:

Paying for a coffee or lunch by simply scanning your palm still sounds like science fiction to most of us. However, an engineering student at Lund University in Sweden has made it happen - making his the first known company in the world to install the vein scanning technique in stores and coffee shops.

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Link to Quixter’s website can be found here

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huffingtonpost:

My 12-year-old self is freaking out right now. This could quite possibly be the best throwback Thursday ever. 

Find out the details on where to buy this genius device here.

(via mkdmnsr)

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